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Post Mortem: The Legacy Of Bark Psychosis’ Hex At 25

The first revolutionary shot fired from the '90s rock underground in the UK was explosive enough to dispatch a home stereo. The story goes that…
Ian King | February 14, 2019 - 11:09 am

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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2019 - 10:24 am

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The Grammys Could Have Been Worse!

Could it have been any more obvious that the Grammys were desperately trying to do some serious image rehab this year? You don't drag out…
Larry Fitzmaurice | February 11, 2019 - 2:15 am

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Lords Of Chaos: The Black Metal Movie Is A Bloody Mess

Even if you've never heard a note of Mayhem's music or don't listen to black metal, the abrasive subgenre they're credited with creating, you probably…
Patrick Lyons | February 7, 2019 - 11:45 am

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ICE’s Arrest Of 21 Savage Is An Outrage

We don't know a whole lot right now, but here's what we do know: On Sunday night, US Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Sha…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2019 - 2:05 pm

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7 Observations From Kacey Musgraves’ Oh, What A World Tour

When Kacey Musgraves released Golden Hour last March, she tapped into a seemingly bottomless well of critical hosannas. Yours truly was personally responsible for a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2019 - 3:43 pm

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Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable

Hello, loyal readers! We here at Stereogum have moved offices, making the grand exodus from a gathering of cubicles near Grand Central Station to a…
James Rettig | January 29, 2019 - 5:36 pm

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Lindsay Lohan Is A Boss Bitch Now. Remember When She Was A Musician?

"Lindsay Lohan has been 18 for just under a week when she tells me her breasts are real. I did not ask (gentlemen never do),…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 11, 2019 - 12:59 pm

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Thoughts On The Coachella 2019 Poster

Like we always do at this time! The day that Coachella unveils its poster is one of the great holidays in pop music. Even if…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2019 - 2:01 pm

2018 In Review

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm

2018 In Review

Nostalgia And The Shape Of Mainstream Rock To Come

In late 2017, alternative rock radio returned to New York City for the first time in six years. 92.3 FM made the switch from pop…
Jeff Yerger | December 11, 2018 - 3:16 pm

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Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism

(Warning: Vox Lux spoilers ahead.) Over the last couple decades, there's been a shift in the way we discuss pop culture. It has…
James Rettig | December 10, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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Welcome Back To The Bizarre Alternate Universe That Is The Grammys

The Grammys are weird. We all know this. The Recording Academy has long viewed the world as through cracked glass, capturing a vision of the…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2018 - 1:00 pm

2018 In Review

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

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Every Song On The Beatles’ “White Album” Ranked Worst To Best

"The White Album" was a neat little concept. Actually, it was a sprawling mess that defies concept, but still: clever idea to roll this one…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2018 - 10:00 am
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